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Emma L. Mediak

Emma L. Mediak

Office: 406-523-2500 | Fax: 406-523-2595
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Emma L. Mediak is a Partner in the Civil Litigation Defense Practice of Garlington, Lohn, & Robinson, PLLP.  Emma handles insurance coverage matters and defense of claims including Bad Faith, Construction Defect, Professional Liability, and Personal Injury.  Emma has written multiple amicus briefs for the Montana Supreme Court, and she has handled appeals before the Montana Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit.  She has been recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, and Professional Malpractice Law.

Emma grew up in western Montana.  She graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a JD from Stanford Law School.  After completing her schooling, Emma returned to Montana, where she clerked for the Honorable Justice Brian Morris on the Montana Supreme Court and again after he was confirmed as a United States District Court Judge.

Emma is a member of the Western Montana Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, and the Defense Research Institute.

Emma and her family enjoy hiking and backpacking in the Bitterroot Mountains during the summer and skiing/snowboarding in the winter.

Honors, Awards and Professional Associations

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Western Montana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Montana, Member
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, Member


  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
    • Juris Doctor
    • Law Journal: Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, 2011 – 2012
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Political Science

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Class Action Defense
  • Transportation Law
  • Surety Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Montana